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Sandy Andy

My nitrite readings have been really weird. My nitrate has increased, but my nitrite has stayed at 10ppm. Do you think the test kit is inaccurate? 

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DSA65PRO

I never had much luck with any of the test strips. I use the API Saltwater Master test kit that uses test tubes, a sample of the aquarium water and reagents. I’ve checked the results with other test kits and they have been right on the mark. 

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Sandy Andy

Ok. Thank you.

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DreC80

If your nitrite is truly at 10ppm your tank isn't cycled yet.  I agree the test strips aren't any good.

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Sandy Andy

The guy at the LFS said to wait four to six weeks for the tank to cycle. The nitrite is very high for a tank that's already four weeks into the cycle. I hope it's wrong.

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Sandy Andy

However, it seems to provide accurate data for everything else, but I have no way to prove that. Is the API Master Test Kit any better?

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DSA65PRO

Yes, my API test kits are accurate. One thing that makes them accurate, is the Simplicity of their use. Don’t soak the test tubes in Vinegar or any other other Acid. I did full testing before going out of town, put the test tubes in a weak solution of Vinegar and RO/DI. Forgot to rinse them before I left. The white lines where gone off the tubes. ;( I ordered a bunch of API Test tubes and Caps from Amazon.

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